1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D

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Lot 323
1977 Range Rover 4x4

Sold for € 48,300 (US$ 54,796) inc. premium
1977 Range Rover 4x4
Chassis no. 35834172D
•Landmark 4x4 design
•Desirable early two-door model
•Extensive recent refurbishment
•Registered in France

Footnotes

  • An outstanding landmark design that almost single-handedly created the booming market in dual-purpose 4x4s, the Range Rover has remained the class leader, despite ever increasing foreign and domestic competition, ever since. The Range Rover was greeted enthusiastically by both press and public on its arrival in 1970, offering comfortable cruising at 90mph (145km/h) and a greater off-road capability than most of its customers would ever need. The fact that the original lasted in production for an amazing 24 years before being replaced in 1994 only serves to illustrate the soundness of the original concept. Indeed, the 'old' Range Rover - evocatively renamed Range Rover Classic - did not disappear immediately but continued to be built for another year alongside the new version.

    Finished in typically 1970s Bahama Gold, arguably the best and most desirable colour scheme for an early Range Rover, this example was purchased by the vendor in the South of France four years ago. Since then the car has been partially restored, the paintwork, leather interior, wheels, roof lining, and carpets all being either replaced or refurbished, while all the tyres (spare included) are new. The engine is fitted with a stainless steel exhaust and an Edelbrock air filter and carburettors. This nicely presented car drives very well, running on all cylinders with that beautiful V8 sound! Sold with a French Carte Grise, it represents a wonderful opportunity for the collector of these fast-appreciating classics.

    Range Rover 4x4 – 1977
    Châssis n° 35834172D

    •La référence des 4x4
    •Séduisante deux-portes, parmi les premiers modèles
    •Profonde remise à neuf récente
    •Immatriculée en France

    La Range Rover est un concept remarquable, qui a fait référence en créant pratiquement à elle seule le prospère marché des 4x4 polyvalents. Malgré une concurrence nationale et internationale toujours plus vive, elle est restée le leader de la catégorie. A son lancement en 1970, elle fut accueillie avec enthousiasme tant par la presse que par le public ; elle offrait une confortable vitesse de 145 km/h et une capacité en tout terrain bien plus développée que ce dont la plupart de ses clients auraient jamais besoin. Le fait que sa première version soit restée en production aussi longtemps que 24 ans avant d'être remplacée en 1994 atteste de la qualité de son concept. Et, de fait, la "vieille" Range Rover, rebaptisée avec pertinence Range Rover Classic, ne disparut pas immédiatement mais fut maintenue en production pendant encore un an aux côtés de la nouvelle version.

    De couleur Bahama Gold, cette couleur si typique des années 1970 et probablement la plus attrayante pour une des premières Range Rover, cet exemplaire fut acquis par son vendeur il y a quatre ans, dans le Sud de la France. Il fut depuis en partie restauré : la peinture, les cuirs intérieurs, les roues, le revêtement de pavillon et les tapis ont été soit remplacés, soit rénovés, et tous les pneus, roue de secours incluse, sont neufs. Le moteur est équipé d'un échappement en inox ainsi que d'un filtre d'air et de carburateurs Edelbrock. Cette voiture à l'allure agréable roule très bien et elle tourne sur tous ses cylindres avec leur magnifique bruit de V8 ! Elle est vendue avec sa carte grise française et représente une merveilleuse occasion pour tout collectionneur de ces classiques qui prennent rapidement de la valeur.
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1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
1977 Range Rover 4x4   Chassis no. 35834172D
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